Opening the door to Korea with Minister Farrakhan on World Friendship Tour III

Previous colmuns by Mother Tynetta Muhammad 

“And the believers should not go forth all together. Why, then, does not a company from every party from among them go forth that they may apply themselves to obtain understanding in religion, and that they may warn their people, when they come back to them, that they may be cautious?” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 9, verse 122


In the bitter cold winter of 1998, Minister Farrakhan and his 24-member delegation of the Nation of Islam arrived in Seoul, Korea, for the first time. After passing through Customs, we were received by some of the leadership of the Unification Church under the direction of Rev. Sun Myung Moon. He and his wife, Hak Ja Han Moon, hosted our visit.

The first place on our stop was the location of the beautiful theater of the performing arts academy of the Little Angels and Ballet School, built and founded by the Rev. Moon. His daughter-in-law, Julia Moon, is the current director. We were invited to a very formal dinner, which was followed by our attendance at a performance of the Little Angels in the large theater complex. Their routines and disciplines, demonstrated in the art of their cultural expression, were impeccable and stunning.

It was after the youthful performance when medals of Honor were presented to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, his wife Mother Khadijah and myself. We were all treated with the greatest respect and were hosted for two days before our departure. During that time, tours were arranged for our delegation, which included a visit to their own newspaper plant, a ceramic factory, and the Sun Moon University campus site outside of Seoul.

Minister Farrakhan receives medallion from Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife after a performance of the Little Angels. Photo: Kenneth Muhammad

Mother Khadijah, Sister Karriemah, and myself did not visit one or two of these sites, which in my visit to Korea last year were included. This journey not only opened the door wider to Korea, but also included my passage to Mongolia, which was made possible through Rev. Moon’s leadership.

What impressed me most about the work of Rev. Moon during our initial visit is how closely it coincided with the divine work and program of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in his mission to bring life to the dead.

This is, today, the number one mission of his chosen companion in this work of the resurrection under the leadership of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. The outline of the Muslim Program, its aim and purpose first appeared in a diagram published in the Muhammad Speaks newspaper in the latter ’60s or early ’70s. The diagram showed a 7-unit outline with Spiritual Leadership at the top, connected to training and education, followed by five more categories defining our needs in the areas of food, clothing, shelter, technology and health.

We do not have to reinvent the wheel, we have but to use the wheel and the material that has already been given to us to work out the dynamics of our program to do for self and be successful. We are further reminded of the Muslim Program that he gave us, which is printed in every publication of The Final Call newspaper under a 22-point program of Wants and Beliefs.

When these 7 units are combined with the 22 points, we get a fraction of 22/7, which is the expression of the ratio pi ( ¹ ), which determines the circumference of any given circle. As Minister Farrakhan stated previously: “He who gives the diameter of your knowledge prescribes the circumference of your activity.”

In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the nature of all orbiting bodies in space, we have inscribed the concept of pi. God, Himself, defines the working of pi in His own Self-creation. He first made a diameter of Himself and prescribed a circle of His own activity of consciousness and energy.

We come out of that same circle or body of knowledge that we call the Supreme Wisdom. It is the law of procreation and birth in an unending cycle of infinity, which defines the nature of all life.

“And whenever a chapter is revealed, they look one at another: Does anyone see you? Then they turn away. Allah has turned away their hearts because they are a people who understand not.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 9, verse 127